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The Mountsorrel Granodiorite and Associated Igneous Rocks

  • James H. Taylor (a1)

The igneous rocks of the Mountsorrel area, by reason of their accessibility and economic value, have attracted the attention of geologists since the middle of last century. The latest and most comprehensive account of the district is that of E. E. Lowe (1) and at the end of the paper a useful bibliography of earlier publications is given. Additional notes are to be found in the pamphlet published for the visit of the Geologists' Association to Charnwood Forest in 1928, including a structural study of the Mountsorrel “granite” by F. Jones (2).

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(1) Lowe, E. E., “The Igneous Rocks of the Mountsorrel District,” Trans. Leicester Lit. and Phil. Soc., 1926.
(2) Bennett, F. W., Lowe, E. E., Gregory, H. H., and Jones, F.The Geology of Charnwood Forest,” Proc. Geol. Assoc., xxxix, 1928, 241.
(3) Fleet, W. F., and Smithson, F.On the occurrence of Dark Apatite in some British Rocks,” Geol. Mag., LXV, 1928, 6.
(4) Smithson, F.The Petrography of the Northern Portion of the Leinster Granite,” Geol. Mag., LXIX, 1932, 468.
(5) Groves, A. W.The Heavy Minerals of the Plutonic Rocks of the Channel Is., I: Jersey,” Geol. Mag., LXIV, 1927, 242 and 244.
(6) Mackie, W.The Heavier Accessory Minerals in the Granites of Scotland,” Trans. Edin. Geol. Soc., xii, 1928, 28.
(6a) Simpson, B., “The Dusky Apatites of the Eskdale Granite,” Geol. Mag., LXX, 1933, 375.
(7) Dana, E. G. Descriptive Mineralogy, New York, 1920, 763.
(8) Rastall, R. H., and Wilcockson, W. H.The Accessory Minerals of the Granitic Rocks of the English Lake District,” Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., lxxi, 1915, 617.
(9) Harker, A. Natural History of Igneous Rocks, London, 1909, 357.
(10) Bowen, N. L.The Evolution of the Igneous Rocks, Princeton, 1928, ch. viii and x.
(11) Wells, A.K., and Wooldridge, S. W.The Rock Groups of Jersey, with special reference to Intrusive Phenomena at Ronez,” Proc. Geol. Assoc., xlii, 1931, 178.
(12) Wooldridge, S. W.The Petrology of Sark,” Geol. Mag., LXII, 1925, 241.
(13) Goldschmidt, V. M.Die Kontaktmetamorphose im Kristianiagebiet,” Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., I, Math-Naturv. Kl., 1911, No. 1, 107.
(14) Nockolds, S. R.The Dhoon (Isle of Man) Granite,” Min. Mag., xxii, 1931, 494.
(15) Watts, W. W.Notes on some specimens collected in the trench, Brazil Wood, Charnwood Forest,” Trans. Leies. Lit. and Phil. Soc., iv, 1895, 12.
(16) Taylor, J. H., and Gamba, E. A.The Oatland (Isle of Man) Igneous Complex,” Proc Geol. Assoc., xliv, 1933, 371.
(17) Brammall, A., and Harwood, H. F.The Dartmoor Granites; their Genetic Relationships,” Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., lxxxviii, 1932, 171.
(18) Lacroix, A. F. A.La signification des granites alcalins très riches en soude,” C. R. Acad. Sci., Paris, clxxvii, 1923, 417.
(19) Harker, A., “The Tertiary Igneous Rocks of Skye,” Mem. Geol. Survey, 1904, 183.
(20) Hill, E., and Bonney, F. G.The Precarboniferous Rocks of Charnwood Forest—Part II,” Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., xxxiv, 1878, 224.
(21) Thomas, H. H.On Certain Xenolithic Tertiary Minor Intrusions in the Island of Mull,” Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., Ixxviii, 1922, 253.
(22)The Tertiary and post-Tertiary Geology of Mull, Loch Aline and Oban,” Mem. Geol. Survey Scotland, 1924, ch. xxx.
(23) Loughlin, G. F.The Gabbros and Associated Rocks at Preston, Connecticut,” U.S. Geol. Survey Bull. 492, 1912, 109.
(24) Daly, R. A. Igneous Rocks and the Depths of the Earth, New York, 1933, ch. xvii, etc.
(25) Holmes, A.The Origin of Igneous Rocks,” Science Progress, 1916, 67.
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